Paper Submission Guidelines

Types of Submissions

1. Extended abstracts/ Full papers (Optional)
2. Teaching cases

Submission of Extended Abstracts

All the extended abstracts submitted to AgInsight 2022 will be subjected to double blind peer review process and, will be published under the condition that all the suggestions proposed by reviewers are properly addressed and, all the criteria recommended by the AgInsight 2022 editorial board are fulfilled.
All accepted extended abstracts will be published online. Acceptance of abstracts implies the work will be presented orally at the conference and at least one author will register and attend the conference.

Extended Abstract Guidelines

The extended abstract template explains and demonstrates the authors how to prepare the extended abstract for AgInsight 2022. Please read the instructions and follow the outline below. All extended abstracts should be written in English.

Extended abstracts can contain one figure and one table. Do not indent the text paragraphs. The extended abstract should be preferably in MS Word format (Page size: A4/ 2.5 cm margin in all sides) is typed 1.5-spaced, with lines and pages numbered consecutively, using Times New Roman font at 12 points.

Software: Extended abstracts must be submitted in Microsoft Word format ONLY.

Extended abstract headline: (Times New Roman, 14 Bold, Centered)

Author information and author declaration: No author information should be mentioned in the extended abstract. The names and affiliations of all authors and the contact information of the corresponding author must be fed into the system during the online submission process. Signed Author declaration form should be emailed to: agit@agri.sab.ac.lk

Content
  1. Introduction and Objectives (Times New Roman, 12 font size, limit to 250 words)
  2. Research Methods (Times New Roman, 12 font size, limit to 250 words)
  3. Results and Discussion (Times New Roman, 12 font size, limit to 500 words)
  4. Conclusions (Times New Roman, 12 font size, limit to 100 words)
  5. References (Limit to 5 key references and follow the APA style) (Times New Roman, 12 font size)
  6. Tables and Figures: May be included in the text body. Gray scale and colour Images in jpg format should be at least 300 dpi.
  7. Acknowledgement (Optional)

Authors of extended abstracts accepted for conference presentation may choose to submit a full-length paper; however, this is not mandatory for presenting at the conference. If you wish to publish a full paper at the Journal of Agricultural Sciences-Sri Lanka (ISSN 1391-9318, e-ISSN 2386-1369) you have to submit a cover letter expressing your willingness. The Printing and Publication Committee of AgInsight 2022 will take necessary arrangements to direct those to the journal editors. The final decision of the publication process will be solely depending on the Editorial board of the Journal and will be solely based on the journal publishing policy.
Full papers should be submitted according to the authors’ guidelines of the Journal of Agricultural Sciences-Sri Lanka published by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Author guidlines are available here

Call for Teaching Cases

Department of Agribusiness Management, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka is committed to developing and showcasing best practices in case study writing, teaching, and learning to facilitate problem-solving and transfer knowledge for the next generation of agri-food management talent.
You are invited to submit teaching case study proposals for participation in the AgInsight 2022 Virtual World Conference: 4th International Conference of Agricultural Sciences on January 26-27, 2022.
The Case Conference track of AgInsight’s academic conference is directed at a broad audience of professionals who are interested in developing effective food and agribusiness related cases and using them as learning tools, as well as for those interested in the specific case topics discussed. The Teaching Case Workshop will include “featured cases” that are structured to provide constructive feedback to the case writers on their cases and discussion leadership skills. By modelling case discussion process, we hope to encourage others to write cases or uses cases (and the case discussion method) in their classes.
Teaching Cases may cover any topic of managerial relevance, but preferably related to one of the AgInsight’s 2022 themes which explore innovations that are currently reshaping the food and agribusiness sector.

Selection Criteria for Teaching Cases

  1. Interest and relevance of the topic to food and agribusiness managers
  2. The problems, issues, and decisions presented in the case are controversial and not trivial.
  3. The case is written from the perspective of a specified protagonist (manager/decision maker) who must make a decision or take some course of action.
  4. The case includes enough pertinent background information (supported by data and assumptions) to analyze and diagnose the problem and allow students to propose different alternatives and to choose and support one of those alternatives.
  5. The case is well-written using clear and concise language, an easy-to-follow structure, and appropriate supporting data

Each year AgInsight is planning to “showcases” the best teaching cases that demonstrate innovative business strategies and illustrate how to use the case method process effectively.

Requirements for a Teaching Case Submission

  • The case is limited to no more than 12 pages (single spaced), plus supporting documents and a title page,
  • An abstract (250 words max).
  • Please number the pages in the top right corner and provide the paper title on each page in the top header.
  • Page size: A4/ 2.5 cm margin in all sides.
  • Font: Times New Roman/ Size 12.
  • Line spacing: 1.5
  • Text alignment: Justified

Submission: Same dates and portals as indicted in submission of extended abstracts

Teaching Case Coordinators:

Prof. D.A.M. De Silva, Dept. of Agribusiness Management, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SUSL achini@agri.sab.ac.lk
Prof. M. Esham Dept. of Agribusiness Management, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, SUSL esham@agri.sab.ac.lk

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